Oklahoma Youth Orchestras premiere Tate’s new work for string orchestra and percussion

Chokfi’ – Sarcasm for String Orchestra and Percussion will premiere Sunday, May, 2018 at the Putnam City North High School Auditorium. Commissioned by Oklahoma Youth Orchestras, Chokfi’ features the OYO Sinfonieta with two faculty percussionists.

Tate said about the new work, “Chokfi’ (choke-fee) is the Chickasaw word for rabbit, who is an important trickster legend within Southeast American Indian cultures. Inspired by a commission for youth orchestra I decided to create a character sketch that would be both fun and challenging for the kids. Different string and percussion techniques and colors represent the complicated and diabolical personality of this rabbit person. In honor of my Muscogee Creek friends, I have incorporated a popular tribal church hymn as the melodic and musical base.”

Jerod TateOklahoma Youth Orchestras premiere Tate’s new work for string orchestra and percussion

Milton Academy in Boston welcomes Jerod Tate for residency with student chorus

February 4-8, 2018, the Milton Academy children’s chorus chorus performed a concert with classical composer Jerod Tate and baritone Grant Youngblood for our Middle School in the chapel. To prepare for their concert, students learned to sing in the Chickasaw and Creek languages, and they learned about the influence of language and culture in the creation and sharing of music.

Jerod TateMilton Academy in Boston welcomes Jerod Tate for residency with student chorus

Dallas Symphony to premiere Jerod Tate’s new bassoon concerto

Commissioned by Ted Soluri, Principal Bassoon of The Dallas Symphony Orchestra Tate’s new concerto for bassoon and orchestra will premiere during the Dallas Symphony 2019-20 subscription season at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

About Ted Soluri:
Ted Soluri became the principal bassoonist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2015. Prior to his appointment, he held the same position with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 11 years and the Santa Fe Opera for nine.

Mr. Soluri has made numerous solo appearances, including Mozart’s Concerto for Bassoon in Bb major, KV. 191; Carl Maria von Weber’s Bassoon Concerto in F major and Andante and Hungarian Rondo; Ferdinand David’s Concertino; Richard Strauss’ Duett-concertino for clarinet, bassoon, strings and harp; Michael Daugherty’s Dead Elvis, and Jurien Andriessen’s Concertino.

In November of 2014, Mr. Soluri performed Marc Neikrug’s Concerto for Bassoon and Orchestra as part of a co-commission with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the National Symphony Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada.

He approached the speedy, highly ornamented outer movements from a high place. Soluri made this music sound like elegant, pleasant play, a celebration of the instrument’s possibilities, and never like a struggle.
-Tom Strini, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

In 2006, Mr. Soluri performed two recitals to great acclaim at the International Double Reed Society (IDRS) conference in Muncie, Indiana at Ball State University. Both recitals included pieces not originally written for the bassoon, but rather for the voice, including several opera arias by Puccini and Donizetti as well as works by Gustav Mahler and Sergei Rachmaninoff. These recitals are the basis of an upcoming solo CD which he plans to record in 2016. Mr. Soluri has since played at IDRS conferences in Norman, OK and Tempe, AZ.

Throughout his career, Mr. Soluri has attended many music festivals, including the National Repertory Orchestra, the National Orchestral Institute, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. In 1994, he was privileged to work under Sir Georg Solti at Carnegie Hall as a member of the prestigious Solti Orchestral Project. In the summer of 2005, Mr. Soluri was invited to play as principal bassoonist for three weeks at The Grand Teton Music Festival in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. He is also a regular performer with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival.

Mr. Soluri has performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Grant Park Music Festival Orchestra, the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and the Alabama Symphony Orchestra. In addition, he had the opportunity to tour with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to Washington DC, Philadelphia, and New York City’s Carnegie Hall in 2005.

While in Milwaukee, Mr. Soluri taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. Additionally. Mr. Soluri has given master classes at The Florida State University, the Eastman School of Music, Ball State University, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Lawrence University, and the Glickman-Popkin Bassoon Camp.

Mr. Soluri received his Bachelor of Music degree from The Florida State University and his Master of Music degree from The Cleveland Institute of Music. His teachers were John Hunt, Jeffrey Keesecker and David McGill. Besides his bassoon teachers, Mr. Soluri credits soprano Maria Callas as one of his greatest musical inspirations. He plays Fox bassoons and is a Fox Artist.

Jerod TateDallas Symphony to premiere Jerod Tate’s new bassoon concerto

Tate appointed Music Director for Toronto production “I Call Myself Princess.”

Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre Company have joined forces to produce a new operetta by musician/playwright Jani Lauzon. The workshops begin January 8, 2018 and the final performance is slated for September 2018 in Toronto, Ontario. Along with a stellar production crew, Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate has been appointed as Music Director, Composer and Arranger for this highly anticipated production.

First developed during a Playwright Residency at Cahoots Theatre 2014/15 this 2 ACT Play with Opera is loosely based on the life of Tsianina Redfeather and Charles Wakefield Cadman with selections from the Opera Shanewis: The Robin Woman.

About Paper Canoe Projects:
Paper Canoe Projects was founded in 2013 to support the development and production of multidisciplinary projects in Theatre, Film and Music.

Influenced by the work of Yoshi Oida, Eugenio Barba, Richard Pochinko and David Smukler, Paper Canoe Projects seeks to explore the connection between body memory and creative expression in the development of new works.

About Cahoots Theatre Company:
Cahoots Theatre (formerly Cahoots Theatre Projects) was founded in 1986 by Beverly Yhap and registered as a charitable organization in 1987. Cahoots has the distinction of being the first professional company in Canada with a mandate to present culturally inclusive work, with a reputation for producing theatre of the highest artistic calibre at local, regional and national levels. Since 1986, Cahoots has programmed work that reflects the diversity of our country, and has enriched the artistic field by nurturing the skills and experiences of emerging and established theatre practitioners.

Jerod TateTate appointed Music Director for Toronto production “I Call Myself Princess.”

Verde Valley Sinfonietta welcomes Jerod Tate as Composer-in-Residence

On November 19 & 20, 2017 the Verde Valley Sinfonietta will present concerts featuring Composer-in-Residence Jerod Tate.

The first performance of the event is on Saturday evening, November 18, at 6 p.m., at the Phillip D. England Center for the Performing Arts on 210 Camp Lincoln Road in Camp Verde.
The second performance is on Sunday, November 19, at 2:30 p.m., at the Sedona Performing Arts Center (SPAC) located at the Sedona Red Rock High School on Upper Red Rock Loop Road.

Award-winning Chickasaw classical composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate will bring two of his works to the second half of the concert. One is a narrative work based on a Native American folk tale — “Spider Brings Fire” — designed for a family audience. Local actress/musician Shondra Jepperson will narrate the work. The other is entitled “The Indian Spirit at Mesa Falls” and clearly exemplifies Tate’s use of Native American musical influences in classical music.

During the week preceding the concerts, composer Tate will be visiting Sedona schools and the Yavapai/Apache Nation in Camp Verde to conduct music workshops. Students from the Hopi Nation will also travel to Camp Verde to work with him.

Jerod TateVerde Valley Sinfonietta welcomes Jerod Tate as Composer-in-Residence

Tate in Bellingham, WA

November 7-11, 2017 Futures Northwest invites Composer-in-Residence Jerod Tate to present master classes and presentations in the Bellingham community, including Western Washington College, Deming High School school and the Lumee Indian Reservation.

FuturesNW actively recruits students who are low-income, first-generation students from underserved communities. Our staff and volunteers works with students from the 8th – 9th grade transition through their first semester as a college freshmen. Our program helps families remove the barriers that prevent students from being successful by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, and financial and college advising to succeed in college and beyond.

Jerod TateTate in Bellingham, WA

Santa Fe Students Produce Classical Compositions with Nationally Known Chickasaw Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

Santa Fe Students Produce Classical Compositions with Nationally Known Chickasaw Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate
Monday, October 30, 2017 | 11:45a.m.
El Camino Real Academy
2500 S. Meadows Road Santa Fe, NM 87507
Commons Area

For more information please contact: Andrea R. Hanley (Navajo) Program Manager, IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts or 505.428.5907

During the past week, five Santa Fe music students participated as apprentice composers in intensive workshops, culminating in the premier of five new classical compositions. The young students were coached by nationally known Chickasaw composer-in-residence Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, as part of his IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Social Engagement Art Residency. Students compositions will be performed by The UP Quartet (a professional string quartet comprised of musicians from the Santa Fe Symphony and Serenata of Santa Fe) at the El Camino Real Academy on Monday, October 30th at 11:45am. This event is free and open to the public.

About the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts Residency:
The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) is proud to announce that The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts has funded $50,000 to MoCNA for its 2017-2018 Social Engagement Art Residency. MoCNA is breaking new ground in the Native American art field in developing this practice and understanding its potential within Indian Country. Through this residency and its many other programs, the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts is acknowledged as a leader and an innovator in cutting-edge art practice. For the past three years, MoCNA’s Social Engagement Art Residency was funded by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) through the Artist Leadership Program for Museums and Cultural Institutions. This partnership offered the flexibility to mold a program based on Native artist leadership that met the objectives of the Smithsonian while supporting MoCNA’s goals in terms of activating contemporary Native artist leadership, capacity and community building and the Native American Fine Art Movement. The first round of residents will meet in Santa Fe from October 22 – November 1.

Jerod TateSanta Fe Students Produce Classical Compositions with Nationally Known Chickasaw Composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate

“Oshta (Four)” premieres in Maryland on February 5, 2017

The Clarice, University of Maryland – Virtuoso violinist Irina Muresanu will present her highly acclaimed solo recital program Four Strings Around the World at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center on February 5, 2017 at 3.00 pm. The program will feature the newly commissioned pieces by Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate and Shirish Korde. These two commissions – as well as an album to be released later this year on the Sono Luminus label – were a result of the 2016 Creative and Performing Arts Award awarded to Muresanu by the University of Maryland.

The recital will be a part of UMD’s 2016-17 Music in Mind concert series which presents premier faculty and guest artists in recital settings. This program’s audio/visual presentation is guest curated by UMD ethnomusicology professor Larry Witzleben.

About Four Strings Around the World:

Muresanu’s Four Strings Around the World is a compelling program celebrating the diversity of cultures around the world through the uniting voice of a single medium: the violin. The journey, designed by Irina Muresanu, starts in Europe with the fiddling buoyancy of pieces by Romanian, Russian and Irish composers (Enescu, Shchedrin and Flynn respectively) and two titanic pillars of the solo violin repertoire: Paganini’s Caprice no. 24 and the Bach Chaconne. The program continues sonic exploration through works of composers with musical roots in Persian (Reza Vali), Chinese (Bright Sheng) and Indian (Shirish Korde) cultures. Each of these pieces uses a different modal system, creating a wide variety of sound effects. After a brief detour in South America (via an Astor Piazzolla ”Tango Etude”), Four Strings visits North American sounds. (Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate and Mark O’Connor).

Muresanu will continue her endeavors to perform this program around the world, as well as commission new pieces and discover more repertoire for solo violin that evokes the spirit of a certain nation.

Four Strings Around the World not only extends the superbly talented Muresanu in new directions, but offers a glimpse into variations of violin technique and approach that would only be gleaned by attending concerts in various country fairs, Irish pubs, campfire gatherings and parlors. The only thing these works had in common was a kind of magical virtuosity that Muresanu regaled the audience with in a most facile manner…” Cape Cod Times, July 2014

Jerod Tate“Oshta (Four)” premieres in Maryland on February 5, 2017

“Toklo (Two)” performs in Massachusetts on May 26, 2017

Boston Symphony members Sheila Fiekowsky, violin, Daniel Getz, viola, Oliver Aldort, cello, and Edwin Barker, double bass, will join Linda Toote, flute, and Catherine Hudgins, clarinet to perform Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate’s Toklo (Two) for American Indian Flute and Clarinet, Jennifer Higdon’s Soliloquy for Clarinet and String Quartet, Samuel Barber’s String Quartet, Op. 11, Antonín Dvořák’s Terzetto in C Major, Op. 74 and Osvaldo Golijov’s Lullaby and Doina in two concerts of chamber music featuring American composers.

The first performance of the West Stockbridge Chamber Players will be held on May 26 at 6 pm at the 1854 Town Hall, a National Historic Register building, in a performance to benefit the West Stockbridge Historical Society. Seating is limited. Second Floor of the 1854 Town Hall, 9 Main Street, West Stockbridge, MA 01266. Tickets ($35) can be reserved at or available at local West Stockbridge merchants after May 1.

A second performance will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Newtons, 1310 Centre St, Newton Centre, MA 02459 on June 4th at 7 PM. Tickets available at, $25 for adults $10 for students.

Jerod Tate“Toklo (Two)” performs in Massachusetts on May 26, 2017

“Found Again” premieres in Washington DC on April 8, 2016

Words&Music, a Northern Virginia-based vocal chamber ensemble, presents innovative programs of classical and contemporary music. The group’s mission encompasses diverse programming, the commissioning of new music, and educational outreach programs. Now in its fifth season,Words&Music has commissioned award-winning Chickasaw Indian composer Jerod Tate to write an original, multimovement work for vocal quartet, piano, and chorus.

Jerod Impichchaachaaha’ Tate, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation, is dedicated to the development of American Indian classical composition. After a performance of his Iholba’ (The Vision) for solo flute, orchestra and chorus, a work commissioned by the National Symphony Orchestra and premiered at the Kennedy Center, Mr. Tate was lauded by The Washington Post: “Tate’s connection to nature and the human experience was quite apparent in this piece…rarer still is his ability to effectively infuse classical music with American Indian nationalism.” Mr. Tate’s compositions have been performed by leading orchestras throughout the United States.

Found Again, will feature settings of five poems by Joy Harjo. Ms. Harjo, a member of the Mvskoke Creek Nation, has been recognized for her poetry with numerous awards, most recently the academy of american Poets Wallace stevens award. She is a founding board member of the Native Arts and Cultures Foundation.

The work will be premiered on April 8, 2016, in Loudoun County, Virginia, at a student workshop and performance in partnership with the Park View High School Music Department. Words&Music will present a second public performance of the work on April 9, 2016, at the Creative Cauldron in Falls Church, Virginia.

This project is made possible in part by funding from the Virginia commission for the arts and the National endowment for the arts.

Post Office Box 248 Great Falls,Virginia 22066-0248

Jerod Tate“Found Again” premieres in Washington DC on April 8, 2016